Frozen shoulder is a painful condition which fibromyalgia patients also suffer from. This condition can produce pain in your shoulder even in its resting position. Frozen shoulder in fibromyalgia is as debilitating as fibromyalgia itself.
What is Frozen Shoulder in Fibromyalgia?
Frozen shoulder is an inflammation in the shoulder cartilage and the joint capsule. This condition leads to consistent pain in the shoulders. Unfortunately, the pain will continue to persist even if you are not using your shoulders or arms to perform any action. Like fibromyalgia, frozen shoulders will produce pain that can last from a few months up to several years. When the pain attacks, it prevents the patient from doing any kind of activity.
Complete immobility is rare in patients who have frozen shoulder. However, the patient will have limited mobility. Frozen shoulder in fibromyalgia can be triggered by stroke, broken arm, surgery recovery, etc. All of these things can lead to the immobility of a person. This can also limit their ability to do their daily tasks.